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IPA member update March 2014

Dear IPA member, A busy year has gone by behind the scenes at IPA. Most of our time and energy has gone into planning the next IPA conference, working together with the IPWG and ISHS. Organising the IPA conferences is without doubt the most important function that IPA can perform for the industry. Please put […]

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PPSA & SAPPEX join forces

The South African Protea Producers and Exporters Association (SAPPEX) and the Protea Producers of South Africa (PPSA) announced on March 7, 2014 that they have entered info a definitive merger agreement that would result in the combination of their organisations. The merged association, to be called CAPE FLORA SA, will be headquartered in Paarl, South […]

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Fynbloem farm gives Protea sector an enormous boost

Jaap N Kras: “To become better acquainted with the Protea farmers and their farms, my wife and I travelled to South Africa where the CEO of FynBloem, Mr Beyers and his business partner Mr Larsen were so kind to offer us a behind-the-scenes look on the Bloemenkraal Landgoed (estate) in Riviersonderend, South Africa.” [ Click […]

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IPA to hold next conference in Australia in August 2015

PERTH, Australia: The International Protea Association (IPA) prepares for its 17th conference, which is set to be held in Australia in August 2015. Relationships built on personal contact justify the cost of attending industry meetings and conferences. With the escalating costs of international air travel and hotel accommodation it is tempting to many organisations and […]

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In Memoriam – Phillip Eugene Parvin

Dr. Philip Eugene Parvin passed away at home in Port Charlotte, Florida, on September 17, 2013. He was born July 3, 1927, in Manatee, Florida, and earned a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Michigan State University. He became superintendent […]

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